Chillicothe, Ohio — Petland, Inc. has hired Tony Samples as vice president of corporate stores. Samples will lead Petland’s retail store division and oversee the company’s merchandising and marketing efforts. He joins Petland from Wal-Mart Stores.
“Tony brings extensive retail experience to Petland at a time when Petland is expanding its retail footprint,” says Joe Watson, Petland’s president and CEO.
Samples has more than 30 years of retail experience. As vice president in retail operations at Wal-Mart, he had a proven record of producing bottom-line results, operational process improvement, and rapidly growing market share.
Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information, visit www.petland.com.
SOURCE: Petland, Inc.